By Dana Schulz, Tue, July 15, 2014
$27 million is nothing to sneeze at, even if you are David Chu, the founder of international clothing company Nautica. Chu purchased the townhouse at 25 East 22nd Street in 2004 for $9.3 million. He then embarked on a gut renovation, replacing the limestone façade, adding fifth and sixth floors and an elevator, and creating a swanky mixed-use building that housed his corporate headquarters and a one-bedroom pied-à-terre. The home went on the market in May 2013 for $29.99 million, and has now sold to buyer Hannah Charitable LLC for $26.8 million.
Have a look at the interior of this elegant townhouse
By Stephanie Hoina, Fri, July 11, 2014
At its heart Union Square is a microcosm of the city it calls home. Simply stroll through its center on any given day and you’ll find a colorful, ever-changing street scene of entertainers, eccentrics, merchants and city folk passing through or stopping to meet. Similarly, this gorgeous unit at 10 East 14th Street in the Union Square Lofts and Flats is representative of the quintessential “old world-new world” luxury apartment. Steeped in historic pre-war details such as wide plank hardwood floors, cast iron columns and exposed brick walls throughout, the full floor 2BR/2.5BA home is also filled with the finest in modern touches and high-tech amenities, all combining to create a truly gracious residence.
See how shiny this diamond of a home is
By Annie Doge, Tue, June 24, 2014
Describing this Flatiron loft and ‘spacious’ and ‘bright’ somehow seems like an understatement, but there’s no denying that even just looking at this 4,000-square-feet home will make you fee sun-soaked. Up for one lucky renter to scoop up, this beautiful WXY Studio-restored space at 40 West 22nd Street is perfect for an artist or art collector hang their pieces and comes with plenty of space to host fabulous art parties and lots of friends. Though you should make sure the two Emmy Awards in the media room are put away…
Tour the light filled home
By Aisha Carter, Fri, June 20, 2014
If you’re looking for a conveniently located loft with over 4,000 square feet of interior space and enough outdoor space to turn the phrase “in the doghouse” into a reward, this award-winning penthouse in The Chelsea Quarter might be your pad. PHAB at 129 West 20th Street is a beautifully renovated two-story condominium with a National Design Award from the Society of American Registered Architects to back it up. There’s something about this home we find adorably endearing; perhaps because it makes us a bit nostalgic for an ‘80s yachting movie. And we mean that in the best way possible.
Take a peek inside this award-winning loft here
By Diane Pham, Mon, June 2, 2014
A new rendering of the 777-foot high supertall tower being developed by Ian Bruce Eichner has just been released by the project’s architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The image, first spotted by Curbed, offers us a street view of the 83-unit condo (previous reports noted 80 units) at dusk.
Eichner’s new project will sit at 45 East 22nd Street rising nearly 60 stories above a five-story, 50-foot wide stone base. There’s no denying that this project is tall, and Eichner’s project in fact accumulates air rights from neighboring properties to augment its size — including air rights from eight adjacent lots to the west and north and the assemblage of One Madison. Eichner reportedly spent more than $100 million to assemble the site.
This new rendering certainly lends a hand in convincing the public that this massive tower will blend seamlessly with its environment (seen in the building’s apparent ability to reflect its surroundings to a T). In reality, when completed, the tower will not only dwarf its neighbors to a near microscopic scale but trump One Madison by 157 feet.
We last reported that demolition began at the end of April. Sales are anticipated to launch this fall, and tenants will be able to move in by 2016.
By Carter B. Horsley, Mon, May 19, 2014
Some people have great hair that never goes astray.
That made me think about buildings with their new-fangled window-washer rigs. They’re not new but the recent “gold rush” of high-end residential condominiums have led some developers to design curious new building forms that would appear to be major obstacle courses for those marvelous skywalkers who brave the elements and have never experienced a tinge of acrophobia.
The faint-hearted, of course, prefer sheer city cliffs, but only the bravest descend from the heights over the new often bumpy terrain.
Sherpas not needed
By Dana Schulz, Thu, May 8, 2014
Two blocks north of Madison Square Park in Manhattan’s increasingly trendy NoMad (north of Madison Square, if you’re not up on your neighborhood acronyms) neighborhood is 241 Fifth Avenue, a 20-story boutique residential glass tower. Part of the Madison Avenue North Historic District, the building was designed by Perkins Eastman Architects and received landmarks approval in 2007. It was completed in 2013, and according to public records, its penthouse unit just sold for $8 million. Core originally held the listing at $9.75 million.
Check out the views
By Stephanie Hoina, Mon, May 5, 2014
Rising 720 feet tall from the corner of 11th Avenue and 38th Street, Archilier Architecture’s new, unconventional mixed-use tower from developer Black House will bring 51 luxury apartments and 419 hotel rooms across the street from the newly-renovated Jacob K. Javits Center.
While the ultra high-end skyscraper is one of many new construction projects in the city, it promises to be unlike anything we’ve seen before on the streets of Manhattan.
-See more of Archilier’s beautiful design
By Ondel Hylton, Tue, April 29, 2014
A new 80-unit condominium tower at 45 East 22nd street will bring the distance between New York’s two preeminent skylines a bit closer. Ian Bruce Eichner’s, Continuum Company has plans to build the loftiest skyscraper between the Empire State Building (1,250 feet) in Midtown and the Woolworth Building (792 feet) in the Financial District. The project designed by the high-rise pros of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, stretches skyward 60 floors — a whopping 778 feet from an unassuming 50-foot wide lot currently occupied by two row-homes.
We recently stopped by the site to see how things are coming along, and it looks like demolition has just started. Check out our survey and snaps of the project ahead.
More photos and renderings here